New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
We celebrate a year of New York City history podcasting by re-visiting the topic of our very first show.
Downtown Civic Center used to have a big ole pond in the middle of it which provided drinking water for the island's first inhabitants.
What happened to it, why is it important today and how did it give rise to Canal Street, New York's biggest traffic thoroughfare?